Saline breast implants are normally filled with a sterile salt-water solution, which is similar to salt-water solutions used for intravenous administration. Next, the outer shells of the implants are made of a rubber-like material known as silicone elastomer. Saline breast implants have existed for many years. Currently, only women, who are over the age of 18, are eligible for saline filled breast implants. The good thing about saline breast implants is that millions of women have had successful breast augmentation procedures with them.

Understanding The Procedure

Before any surgery is performed, you and your doctor will review before and after pictures of other patients, clarify expectations, and agree about the desired final result. Saline breast implant surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and can be done under general or local anesthesia.

During the surgical process, the incision is normally made around the areola, along the fold line under the breast, or through the armpit. These are the most effective techniques to create the inconspicuous scars. Next, the implant is either placed under the chest muscle or a place between the breast tissue and underlying chest muscle. Once the implant is successfully placed, it will be filled with the saline solution. Saline breast implants are placed while empty.

Sutures used for the procedure can be removed within ten days time. After that, you can resume all your routines, including vigorous exercise, driving, etc. The scars that are initially red will fade to their final appearance within one or two years.

I came to Dr. N for Breast Augmentation surgery. He was referred by two other friends who used him for their breast implant surgery. I saw him after having consults with two other plastic surgeons in New York City and one in White Plains. His expertise in this field is obvious just from speaking to him and his staff (who are wonderful!) He actually called me before my first appointment with him which I thought was amazing and made me really comfortable. In the end, the results I have are exactly what I asked for. I love my new breasts!! Thanks Dr. N- I recommend you without reservation.
Vicky S.

What Are The Benefits Of Saline Breast Implants?

  • Saline breast implants safe and natural
  • Flexible volume; you can create the specific breast shape and volume you need and want
  • Saline breast implants offer greater peace of mind in the long run
  • Feels slightly firmer than their gel-filled counterparts
  • Requires a slightly smaller incision

Does Breast Size Correlate With The Number Of CC’s In A Breast Implant?

No, it usually does not. It depends upon the breast size you plan to begin with. With that, the final cup size does not directly correlate with the implant size. The main goal is to make the implants proportionate to the patient’s breast size and shape, the amount of breast tissue she has, and her chest wall diameter. It is imperative that you do not over-augment your breasts as there is risk of causing distortion and making them look too large for your body and chest wall.

Should I Worry About Major Sensory Changes Like Loss Of Nipple Sensation?

It is not uncommon for you to experience some sensory changes after receiving your saline breast implants. However, there is nothing to worry about as original sensation does return. The average waiting time is about three to six months. Do not be alarmed as it is acceptable to have some nipple sensation loss from any breast augmentation procedure. The ratio of sensory loss is approximately ratio of sensory loss from 5-10%.

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